Still not ready for Ebola

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Science  08 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6393, pp. 1049
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau3345

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  • Ebola virus disease: Congo-Kinshasa
    • Carlos Polanco, Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    To the editor:
    Ebola virus disease: Congo-Kinshasa
    The interesting editorial by Frieden [Still not ready for Ebola, Science] (1), which discusses the need for a vaccine to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease, particularly in Africa.

    610 miles separate the provinces Equateur and Nord-Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In my view, a census that identifies frequent travelers in time and place, between both provinces, would allow the transmitter to be detected. Frequent travellers have a decisive participation in their dissemination. While it is not possible to have a sanitary control on the population, if feasible and useful, a surveillance on the potential vectors, frequent travellers.

    Sincerely yours,
    Carlos Polanco, Ph.D., D.Sc.
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, México.

    Carlos Polanco is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, México. (polanco@unam.mx).

    (1) Frieden, T.R. (2018) Still not ready for Ebola. Science
    360;6393:1049 DOI: 10.1126/science.aau3345

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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